Sector Expert: Frank Holmes

U.S. Global Investors

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Frank Holmes is CEO and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, which manages a diversified family of funds specializing in natural resources, emerging markets and gold and precious metals. In 2016, Holmes and portfolio manager Ralph Aldis received the award for Best Americas Based Fund Manager from the Mining Journal. In 2011 Holmes was named a U.S. Metals and Mining "TopGun" by Brendan Wood International, and in 2006, he was selected mining fund manager of the year by the Mining Journal. He is also the co-author of "The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing." More than 30,000 subscribers follow his weekly commentary in the award-winning Investor Alert newsletter, which is read in over 180 countries. Holmes is a much sought-after keynote speaker at national and international investment conferences. He is also a regular commentator on the financial television networks CNBC, Bloomberg, BNN and Fox Business, and has been profiled by Fortune, Barron's, The Financial Times and other publications.

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Companies Commented On

  • CopperBank Resources Corp.
  • Dolly Varden Silver Corp.
  • Franco-Nevada Corp.
  • HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
  • Klondex Mines Ltd.
  • New Pacific Metals Corp.
  • Royal Gold Inc.
  • TriStar Gold Inc.
  • Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
  • Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.

Recent Interviews

Bitcoin, Blockchain and Gold: A Year of Disruption (12/22/17)

While gold is perceived to have lagged in 2017, the metal is actually up about 10% for the year, notes Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors. In this interview with The Gold Report, Holmes discusses bitcoin and blockchain's dramatic rise, the future of precious metals investing, and companies on his short list to watch.

Where the 'Smart Money' of the Gold Space Is Going (7/6/17)
Royalty Companies Outperformed Gold

Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors, discusses the algorithms his firm has developed for its new precious metals ETF and what types of companies look attractive right now.

Marc Faber: Gold Still Most Desirable Currency in Wake of Brussels Attack (3/28/16)
Marc Faber

After several years of low gold prices, 2016 has brought a rebound, with the metal rising almost 20% since the first of the year, although recent price corrections have slowed gold's advance. After the Brussels terrorist attacks last Tuesday, gold rose briefly, but then was undercut by a strong U.S. dollar rally. Investors are wondering whether gold is in a temporary correction mode or if the three-month bull has run its course. Marc Faber and other experts weigh in.

Recent Quotes

"Among our favorite names in the royalty and streaming space is SLW, which has outperformed underlying gold for the 12-month period."

— Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (8/22/16)
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"SLW has one of the highest sales-per-employee rates in the world."

— Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (5/2/16)
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"KDX is in our Top 10 holdings."

The Gold Report Interview with Frank Holmes (3/23/15)
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"SLW has one of the best records in the business when it comes to most revenue per employee and most cash flow per employee."

The Gold Report Interview with Frank Holmes (3/23/15)
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"FNV has a high-margin business and a low cost of capital."

The Gold Report Interview with Frank Holmes (11/10/14)
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"KDX has done a great job of respecting value per share."

The Gold Report Interview with Frank Holmes (11/10/14)
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"SLW is probably the most profitable company per employee in the world."

The Gold Report Interview with Frank Holmes (11/10/14)
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"VGQ has a big, healthy balance sheet, lots of cash and the ability to grow over time."

The Gold Report Interview with Frank Holmes (11/10/14)
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